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Activity

West Africa Water Initiative

The West Africa Water Initiative (WAWI) works with communities and governments in Ghana, Mali, and Niger: 

Activity

Sahel Resilience and Learning

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative has realigned existing and new humanitarian and development assistance efforts to strengthen resilience in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel.

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Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Enhanced Resilience

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative realigned existing and new humanitarian and development assistance efforts to strengthen resilience in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel.

Evaluation

Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (WA-WASH)

This report presents results of the Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of the ongoing (2011-2015) USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (USAID WA-WASH) Program funded by USAID/West Africa (USAID/WA). The program is being implemented in three countries in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger). This evaluation was conducted during the period of September-October 2014 by a team of experts that was assembled by GIMPA Consultancy Services (GCS) located at Greenhill near Legon in Accra, Ghana.

Activity

West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene

It is widely recognized that inadequate access to water and sanitation services has enormous health, economic and social consequences. Poor water quality continues to pose a major threat to human health. Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, and is responsible for killing around 760,000 children every year (WHO, 2013). A significant proportion of diarrheal disease can be prevented through safe drinking-water and adequate sanitation and hygiene.

Real Impact

Real Impact: West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program

Access rates for adequate sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa remain among the lowest in the world. In West Africa, three countries in particular – Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Niger – have typically ranked among the lowest performing African countries in this category, with only 20 percent, or less, of the population in each country having access to improved sanitation just five years ago. The practice of open defecation was prevalent in rural areas.